A phone interview is often the first step in the interview process. Here are 10 tips to help you nail your next phone interview
Be familiar with the company and the role you are interviewing for. This will help you to ask informed questions and demonstrate your interest.
Choose a quiet, comfortable place to take the call where you will not be interrupted.
Smiling conveys confidence and positive energy, even through the phone.
Take your time to form your answers and avoid using filler words such as “um” or “like.”
Have a few questions prepared to ask the interviewer. This will show that you are engaged and interested in the role.
Be an active listener and pay attention to the interviewer’s questions.
Having a pen and paper handy will help you to jot down key points and ideas during the conversation.
Don’t try to do other things while you are on the phone interview. This will make it difficult to focus and you may miss important information.
Send a thank you note or email to the interviewer after the call. This is a courteous gesture and will help to keep your name top of mind.
Be genuine and authentic in your responses. The interviewer wants to get to know you and see if.
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